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  • Immersing Yourself in Barolo


    by Randy Kemner                                 Barolo is Italy’s noblest wine, from steep hills in northern Italy’s Piedmont among some of the most picturesque scenery in all of wine, and to well-traveled wine connoisseurs, it’s right up there with Grand Cru Burgundy as the most compelling red wine in the world. What makes it so?  Barolo doesn’t have […]

  • Pinot Noir It Was


    by Randy Kemner Cabernet Sauvignon is not exactly in trouble.  Of all domestic wines, it remains the top dollar-getter in the U.S. But more often than not in recent weeks–in The Wine Country at least–Pinot Noir tops Cabernet not only in the number of bottles sold, but in the day’s total dollar sales.  In fact, […]

  • When Vinegar Saved the Day

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    by Randy Kemner                            A lady came up to me at our Fourth of July Rose Fest and told me that she was recently at a dinner party where the wines tasted awful with their meal.  She looked at her hosts to see if they were reacting the same. “They didn’t say anything.  Maybe they were […]